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Questions about Boot Camp, a utility included with Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion (10.5, 10.6, 10.7) operating systems that assists users in installing other operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers.

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Can a Macbook Pro or Macbook Air run Windows 7 perfectly — fully 100% with all software and drivers?

I heard that some people buy a Mac and use Bootcamp to set up a dual boot so that it can run OS X and Windows 7 and some people buy it to only run Windows 7 just because Mac computer is high quality. ...
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where to download the bootcamp software for windows when updating/installing OSX Lion?

As it says on the cd that after installing the windows insert your OSX disk and run the bootcamp updater that'll install all the drivers and updates to use your mac machine in Windows environment ... ...
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Bootcamp and Filevault 2 boot to OS X before a restart allows Windows to load

I've got a mid 2011 MBA with Windows 7 running via Bootcamp. In Lion, i've enabled Filevault 2. Normally, when I turn my laptop on, I first enter the filevault password before the laptop boots into ...
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Mouse stops working in Bootcamp (XP)

I've been using Bootcamp (XP) with no problem for quite a while now. Today, when I tried booting to XP, my mouse will work for about a second and then stop working. If i unplug/replug it, it will ...
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Backing up a Boot Camp partition

I see in the Time Machine options that my Boot Camp partition is excluded. I haven't even tried to remove it from the list of exceptions since I have read that Time Machine will not work with NTFS ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V on a Mac Mini

Is it possible to run Windows Server R2 with Hyper-V virtualization on a Mac Mini (via BootCamp)? I am looking for a new server for my dev enviroment. A Mac Mini would be nice since I can take it with ...
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Downsides of using Windows on a Mac

Please do not comment on how using Windows itself is a huge downside. After several years using OSX, Linux and Windows, I can say that working on the latter OS is best for my needs. I do own an iMac ...
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MBP Keys 'stick' when it gets hot

Short Question Why do the keys 'stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick' when my MBP gets hot? More importantly, how can I fix it? Background It is not any one key that sticks, I have had darn near ...
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Does my Bootcamp partition, disappeared by Lion install, still exist?

I installed Lion on my macbook air, and noticed a couple of days later that my bootcamp partition was gone--rebooting with option key no longer showed the volume, and diskutil shows the following ...
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What is the best configuration for a Triple System?

i'm a new Mac user. Just bought a MacBook Pro 13' . So i want to use all 3 Systems ( Ubuntu , MacOS , Win7 ) on my Machine. I Thought about using Boot Camp for Windows and a Virtual Machine ( which ...
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Restore MacBook AIr (mid 2011) partitions

I just messed up my partions on my harddisk. The situation: Installed windows 7 using bootcamp (NTFS). After that i wanted to ceate a shared partition, on wich both MAC OS and Windows can write. In ...
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Moving Bootcamp to new Macbook Pro

Is it possible to move Boot Camp from Macbook Pro Late 2008 w/ Lion to Macbook Pro 2011 w/ Lion? I have been trying unsuccessfully for several days. I used WinClone to successfully image my old ...
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Will renaming my Windows partition from BOOTCAMP break anything?

I've installed Windows 7 via BootCamp. I'd like to rename the partition from BOOTCAMP to something a little easier on the eyes. Will renaming my Windows partition from "BOOTCAMP" to "Windows" break ...
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How to speed up screen refresh on MacPro + Bootcamp?

I'm a .Net developer running Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) on a 2010 MacPro (2.27Ghz/6GB RAM) using Bootcamp. Until about a month ago its been, imo, the ultimate dev workstation. However recently I've ...
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using windows on a mac for a few applications

i need to use visual studio and a few other windows programs but i am now looking at getting an iMac. Can someone recommend the best solutions for being able to use these windows programs from a mac. ...
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Error when downloading Window support software under Boot Camp

Currently, I have already upgraded to Mac OS X Lion. But an error occurred(Progress to the last 99%) that when I trying to downloading Windows support software via Boot Camp 4.0. It says "Can't ...
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Is it possible to access a FileVault 2 encrypted volume from Boot Camp?

If I switch on FileVault 2 in Lion, can I still access my OS X volume from Boot Camp (Windows 7)? Are both volumes encrypted and decrypted together, or does it only affect the OS X volume?
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Boot Camp Additional Software Offline? [closed]

I'm trying to install Windows on my Mac, and I don't have my OSX installation CD with me. I see an option of Boot Camp Assistant to download the drivers online, so I select it - and it says the ...
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How will the OSX Lion upgrade affect my Win 7 bootcamp setup? [closed]

And what are things to watch out for based on previous upgrades?
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Issues with Bootcamp trying to boot to a bootable device other than my HD

A week ago, I attempting to load Windows (with Boot Camp) on my Mac Pro. The Windows 7 install CD I used had missing files, and thus I deleted the partition I created to house windows, not wanting to ...
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Prevent BootCamp partition from automatically mounting

I don't want my BootCamp partitions automatically mounted on boot. For the main windows partition this can be accomplished by putting the UUID into fstab. # /etc/fstab # ...
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Is there an application for Windows7 (in bootcamp) to adjust the level of brightness of screen of iMac?

I want to darken the screen of my iMac because it is too bright for me. I use an application called shades, but it doesn't work in bootcamp. I found the software for Windows Vista called VistaShades ...
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How do you get Function keys to work on Mac Book Pro running Windows 7 under bootcamp?

The Fn keys don't seem to work on my Macbook Pro when it's runnign windows 7 Under bootcamp. I can't turn the volume up or down or mute the sound etc. I've found articles leading to me to believe ...
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Expanding OSX partition and deleting Windows paritition

I have created a Windows partition with Bootcamp. Now I would like to get rid of this partition and attach the available space back to the primary Mac OS partition. I have found various tutorials ...
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How do I partition my computer for Boot Camp?

I want to create a BootCamp partition on my 13" MBP with a 250 Gb hard drive. The DiskUtility shows the partition as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). . When trying to perform a partitioning with ...
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How to remove boot from MacMini?

I have tried installing windows 7 on my MacMini. I followed following steps. Setup went perfectly But while installing I thought of not installing it. So, I just restarted mac mini. Pressed Alt ...
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Cloned and changed HDD; now almost every program crashes on startup

As the title suggests I cloned my mac hdd using CCC and bootcamped and restored win 7 on the bootcamp partition. It would seem that everything worked out as planned but the first thing I noticed was ...
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For a Macbook Pro, what are some recommend power plan settings for Windows 7 via Bootcamp

I would like to ask if anyone has some recommendations on some of the specific settings for Window power plans (especially advanced parameters) for a Macbook Pro. For me specifically I have an early ...
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 PC version running via boot camp

I just bought my first MacBook Pro as I will be doing more work on the road, but I just realized my Windows license of Photoshop CS5 won't work on my Mac. I guess it's OS-based? Someone suggested ...
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Transfer files between bootcamp partitions

I am using Snow Leopard and Windows 7 with bootcamp. I would like to be able to save some files to my OSX partition from Windows. I would also like to have files (say, photos, source code, etc) that I ...
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How much space is recommended for a Windows 7 Bootcamp installation besides Snow Leopard?

How much space is recommended for a Windows 7 Bootcamp installation besides Snow Leopard? I thought of 30 Gigabyte. Would that be sufficient?
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Can I continue to use Win XP in Boot Camp when I upgrade to Lion?

I bought my MacBook in mid-2008 with Leopard (10.5.2) pre-installed. On it, I installed (Japanese) Windows XP using BootCamp. I am now up to Snow Leopard (10.6.7) and I can continue to use Windows XP ...
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How do I boot from my Mac partition?

I tried to install Windows 7 on my Mac via Boot Camp, but the disk of Windows 7 doesn't work. When I tried to install the Windows 7 it shows a black screen. Now I want to boot back to OS X, but I ...
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bootcamp with windows 7 64bit?

I have the new (2011) 27" iMac and need to run visual studio and some other .NET software development related software. What version of Windows 7 (home premium OEM - because it is the cheapest?) ...
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MacBook Pro display looks washed out in Windows (Boot Camp)

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro and the display looks great under OS X, but is really washed out in Windows 7. I have installed all the drivers supplied by Apple and ran all the updates, but that ...
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Bootcamp load at startup with VMware

I have bootcamp loaded with Windows and would like it to boot and login at startup through VMware Fusion instead of starting manually after OSX 10.6.7 loads. Any ideas on how this functionality can ...
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install windows 7 32-bit using boot-camp on snow-leopard

I have Snow-Leopard running on my MacBook. I want to install Windows 7 32-bit Professional. I have already purchased copy of Windows from Amazon. I never'ed install Windows on my MacBook till date, so ...
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Is it possible to Move a bootcamp partition from one drive to another?

When I got a new MacPro last year I formatted one of the additional (i.e. non-boot) drives with Bootcamp and installed Win 7 x64 on it. This set up has been working well these last 12+ months but I ...
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Running OS X and Windows simultaneously

Using Bootcamp is it possible to run OS X and Windows simultaneously such that I can command-tab between the two? I've run Windows using Bootcamp a few years ago but at that time a restart was ...
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Does Windows 2008 Server run acceptably on a Mac Mini with Bootcamp?

Does anyone have experience installing and running Windows 2008 Server on a Mac Mini (which has either Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server installed), with Bootcamp? I have an old Dell PC with Windows 2008 ...
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Macbook pro trackpad stops working after plugging in USB mouse in Windows 7 under bootcamp

We have a new Macbook Pro which we've installed Windows 7 under boot camp. We've also installed the drivers off the OSX CD. When I plugged in a USB mouse the Trackpad stops working, which is fine ...
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Snow Leopard and Windows 7 on MacBook White

I have an MacBook White, will it support Snow Leopard and Windows 7 (via BootCamp). Are there any softwares/apps (in particular) that won't work after I install Snow Leopard and windows7. MacBook ...
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installing windows from bootcamp with image dvd

I'm trying to install windows 7 with bootcamp. I get the following message, after mounting windows image (.iso) Insert your Windows installer disc and wait a few seconds for the disc to be ...
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Browse website developed in BootCamp via OS X/Safari

If I develop a website in BootCamp under something like http://localhost:3458 can I browse that web site from within OS X? I was thinking maybe using Parallels/Virtual Box to point to the BootCamp ...
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Pros and Cons of Boot Camp/Virtualization for Windows 7

I have an iMac and I'm coming to the point where I'm going to need Windows 7 on it so I can do a bit of my Visual Studio development work on it. I'm aware of two options, setting up the dual boot ...
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Can it hurt to upgrade Windows 7 drivers?

I was running into issues playing Starcraft 2 on Windows 7 (32 bits): once in a while, the game would unexpectedly quit with "Core: out of memory" as the error message. I went to the Blizzard support ...
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Will the OEM version of Windows 7 install okay on a Macbook Pro

We are considering getting a Macbook Pro but are quite heavily tied to windows application so want to install Windows 7 on it. Can you install the OEM version of Windows 7 on a Macbook Pro using boot ...
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Charge an iPad on MacBook running Win7

There are half a dozen questions here why the iPad doesn't charge (or displays this at least) on most Windows machines. I have one more to add. Of course my iPad (1st gen) does charge on my MacBook ...
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Use Mac OS in virtual machine on Windows?

I just got MacBook Pro 2011 and installed Windows 7 using Boot Camp. I am a Windows user who need to develop iOS apps. Is it possible to install Mac OS VM on Windows that is installed using Boot ...
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How to use external mouse and keyboard normally in bootcamp with windows 7?

I just installed windows 7 using bootcamp. I then connected an external keyboard and mouse. I understand that I need to change settings in order to use right click on the trackpad. My problem is that ...